Get ready for the Children's Festival!

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a healthy dose of toilet humour! We're very excited about Nick Arnold's 'Horrible Science Show' which brings the multi-award winning Horrible Science series to life.

Fun-packed events

Little readers have lots of opportunities to talk to our authors. There will be terrific tales, creative crafts and fantastic facts! Celebrate the love of reading and inspire their imaginations with our line-up of children's events.

Crime Writing Workshops with David Mark: Set of three sessions

Fri, 12 Oct 2018
1.00pm - 4.00pm
Try your hand at crime writing and find out about the journey to get published with local man and best-selling crime-writer David Mark. This is a set of three workshops on Friday afternoons on 12, 19 and 26 October. Time and location will be the same for all three sessions. It is for all writing abilities. Whether you write for pleasure, or want to see your novel at the top of the charts, David will help you make your writing the best it can be.

The workshops will give you inspiration to turn half-formed ideas into a killer novel! David will explain different ways to tell a story, with characters who are believable and interesting. He will also help fine tune your work, giving advice on what to cut out, what to save, and how to keep going when the inspiration dries up. Finally, he will lead you through all the possible outlets for your finished work.

Please note: Tickets bought online can be collected on the door of the event with your order confirmation email. You can also receive tickets via post (£1.50 fee) or collect from Brid Spa box office. To receive tickets on the door of the event, please select 'pick up from box office' when you complete your order.

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Using the power of poetry to educate people about dementia. Local poet Catherine Scott is working with East Riding secondary schools around the theme of dementia. Young people will perform their poetry at library reminiscence sessions, for those living with dementia and their carers. A project we are excited to be piloting in the East Riding.

Watch this space! We'll share more when the time comes

Poetry Competition

If you can say the words, you can write the words. Express yourself through poetry - whatever shape or form - and you could win £50! The competition is free to enter for all school aged children, with one prize for primary and one for secondary.

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